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Compositions, methods, and apparatus for manufacturing sheets having a highly inorganically filled matrix. Suitable inorganically filled mixtures are prepared by mixing together an organic polymer binder, water, one or more aggregate materials, fibers, and optional admixtures in the correct proportions in order to form a sheet which has the desired performance criteria. The inorganically filled mixtures are formed into sheets by first extruding the mixtures and then passing the extruded materials between a set of rollers. The rolled sheets are dried in an accelerated manner to form a substantially hardened sheet, such as by heated rollers and/or a drying chamber. The inorganically filled sheets may have properties substantially similar to sheets presently made from traditional materials like paper, paperboard, polystyrene, plastic, or metal. Such sheets can be cut, rolled, pressed, scored, perforated, folded, and glued to fashion articles from the sheet. They have especial utility in the mass production of containers, particularly food and beverage containers.

Title
Method and apparatus for manufacturing articles of manufacture from sheets having a highly inorganically filled organic polymer matrix
Application Number
929898
Publication Number
5709913
Application Date
June 7, 1995
Publication Date
January 20, 1998
Inventor
Simon K Hodson
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Per Just Andersen
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Agent
Workman Nydegger & Seeley
Assignee
E Khashoggi
CA, US
IPC
B65D 13/00
B32B 9/00
B32B 5/16
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